2018 Yamaha XSR700 Dyno

2018 Yamaha XSR700 First Look – The new XSR700 features a compact 689cc inline twin cylinder engine with a “Crossplane Concept” 270 degree crankshaft, a sporty chassis for nimble handling along with powerful ABS brakes, the XSR700 blends modern function and performance with styling inspiration from Yamaha’s rich heritage.

2018 Yamaha XSR700 First Look

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The “Faster Sons” Philosophy

Descended from the heritage of motorcycling’s past, today’s “Faster Sons” represent both the motorcycles and the riders who respect iconic Yamaha designs while continuing to push performance forward. The spirit of the “Faster Sons” philosophy is embodied by Yamaha’s Sport Heritage motorcycles, where styles of the past combine with the technology of today to create real character that does not compromise on riding ability.

2018 Yamaha XSR700 First Look

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2018 XSR700 Motorcycle

The new XSR700 is the latest model to take its place in the Sport Heritage lineup as a casual, retro-styled street bike. Paying tribute to the iconic Yamaha XS650, a pure masterpiece of Yamaha simplistic design that still inspires today, the XSR700 delivers the perfect mix of timeless style, modern technology and emotional riding experience.

The authentic feeling of the XSR700 is derived from several key features, including a stitched two-level seat and an old-school style round headlight and fastening stay. Exposed and painted aluminum components, retro-influenced bodywork and simple front and rear fenders also remain true to vintage character. Customization potential abounds as well, thanks in part to removable aluminum tank panels and a removable rear sub-frame.

Drawing from the “Faster Sons” design philosophy, the XSR700 delivers modern performance courtesy of the compact 2-cylinder engine with a “Crossplane Concept” 270 degree crankshaft that provides unique power characteristics with outstanding torque and a direct throttle-to-rear-wheel connection feeling. Add to that a six-speed transmission, modern suspension components tuned to provide a balance of comfort and control ideal for the street, lightweight aluminum wheels and powerful ABS brakes, and the XSR’s contemporary abilities become evident.

Both new and experienced riders will appreciate the modern LCD instrumentation, comfortably upright seating position, low 410-pound wet weight and up to 58mpg fuel economy when dicing through urban traffic or hustling down a twisty road.

The 2018 XSR700 will be available in both Matte Gray/Aluminum and Raspberry Metallic, and will arrive at Yamaha dealerships beginning in October with a MSRP of $8,499.

2018 Yamaha XSR700 First Look

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Engine Type                    689cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline twin cylinder; 8 valves

Bore x Stroke                  80.0mm x 68.6mm

Compression Ratio      11.5:1

Fuel Delivery                   Fuel injection

Ignition                              TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition

Transmission                  Constant mesh 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch

Final Drive                        Chain

Suspension / Front       41mm telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel

Suspension / Rear        Single shock, adjustable preload; 5.1-in travel

Brakes / Front                Dual hydraulic disc, 282mm; ABS

Brakes / Rear                  Hydraulic disc, 245mm; ABS

Tires / Front                    120/70ZR17 Pirelli Phantom Sportcomp

Tires / Rear                      180/55ZR17 Pirelli Phantom Sportcomp

Seat Height                        32.1 in

Wheelbase                          55.3 in

Rake (Caster Angle)       25.0°

Trail                                       3.5 in

Ground Clearance          5.5 in

Fuel Capacity                    3.7 gal

Fuel Economy                  58 mpg

Wet Weight                        410 lb

Warranty                            1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

Color                                     Matte Gray/Aluminum; Raspberry Metallic

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